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« on: 28 June 2018, 09:11:23 AM »

Now that the order for this project has arrived its time to start a painting diary Smiley
The original thread for this project can be found here http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17224.msg253888.html#msg253888

I've sorted Pierre the Shy's figures out and will arrange getting them to him Hurry up!

I tried a test glue of one of the sabots and was pleased to find they went together very easily Smiley

I've also sorted my order into units, this was mainly to check my calculations :-
I'm pleased to say I seem to have got them right and have all the figures I need for the units I want Whew!


Officers, Artillery and casualties on the left
Horse, Dragoons, Forlorn Hopes and Rabble in the centre
Foot battalia on the right
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« Reply #1 on: 28 June 2018, 09:15:26 AM »

I did a quick test using blu-tack to check how the foot battalia will base up



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« Reply #2 on: 28 June 2018, 09:25:18 AM »

Are you sure you have enough?
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« Reply #3 on: 28 June 2018, 09:29:48 AM »

Blimey that was quick work - maybe Mollinary's 48 hour estimate was correct  Wink

The sabots seem to work well. Glad we got them with a bigger lip at the back as our detailed labels would not have worked on the thinner edges.

This should keep us entertained for quite a while.  

Are you sure you have enough?

As one of our gaming friends says "you can never have too much lead"
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« Reply #4 on: 28 June 2018, 09:30:39 AM »

Are you sure you have enough?
I thought I had enough AWI when I finished my first project, just finishing up the extra 1,200 of the second project Wink Grin
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« Reply #5 on: 29 June 2018, 06:53:35 PM »

The AWI Germans have vacated my painting rods so...

A unit of Horse and a unit of Foot have been prepared and washed Smiley

They will be put on the rods and hopefully undercoated today Hurry up!
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« Reply #6 on: 29 June 2018, 06:56:10 PM »

Really looking forward to seeing what you can do with these, having seen the magic you worked on the AWI figures,
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« Reply #7 on: 29 June 2018, 07:32:18 PM »

That looks a very neat way to prepare your troops.
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« Reply #8 on: 29 June 2018, 11:06:22 PM »

Each of the foot units has figures from 6 different packs so I wanted to sort them all at once to make sure I had ordered the right proportions Undecided

It also allowed me to juggle the mix of figures overall rather than risk ending up with too many of one pack/pose left or too few for the last few units
I used most of the EC28 Musketeers, Firing (no rest) I'd ordered in the Forlorn Hopes so the battalia each got one more EC03 Musketeers, Cap than planned

As I paint the units I will probably do some more swaps between units to vary the proportions, e.g. one unit with more firing muskets another with more advancing musketeers

I've gone with one third of the horse regiments with hats EC09, one third with helmets EC10, and the remaining third 50/50 hats and helmets
Some of the 50/50 units will be two brigaded regiments, one in hats the other in helmets. Others will be a mix of helmets and hats
Hats and helmets are spread roughly equally between Royalist and Parliament
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« Reply #9 on: 30 June 2018, 10:12:17 AM »

A unit of Horse and a unit of Foot undercoated Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: 01 July 2018, 12:53:19 AM »

First paint applied for this project Smiley

Horses base coated Smiley
Jackets and trousers base coated, those in unit colours anyway Smiley

Going with a uniform look would be much quicker but I think the units will look much better with some figures in different colour jackets and or pants Undecided
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« Reply #11 on: 01 July 2018, 05:28:52 AM »

Horses highlighted Smiley

Unit colour jackets and trousers highlighted Smiley
Remaining jackets and trousers base coated in various colours Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: 01 July 2018, 08:13:57 AM »

I do admire your dedication to a project once started. Also I have at last bitten the bullet and bought FK&P - will be using 15mm as I have shed loads that have been waiting for a suitable set of rules for at least 15 years.
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« Reply #13 on: 01 July 2018, 08:39:35 AM »

Manes & tails done Smiley

Remaining jackets and trousers highlighted in various colours Smiley

FK&P give a very good game with plenty of period feel
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« Reply #14 on: 01 July 2018, 10:26:04 PM »

Wow! That sure looks like a lot of lead to paint!!!! Hmmm, let me see now - how many HOTT armies will that make?Huh?? Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Terry
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